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Erwin Nugraha

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography


Erwin Nugraha considered himself as a practitioner on risk governance and climate change adaptation. He has experienced working with international non-government organisation at city and national level in Indonesia. He is graduated from urban planning for his undergraduate from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia and MSc Risk and Environmental Hazards from Durham University. He also has been participated in several courses and trainings by international organisations. He hold certificate for Project Management for Development Professionals - level 1 (PMD Pro1).

He is currently researching on risk governance and governmentality in experimental urban adaptation from Indonesian cities. His research will investigate cities in Indonesia that have joined the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and have begun to experiment with adaptation planning. The aim of his research is to: (i) analyse responses, actor networks, and rules and mechanism that are being used to govern risks associated with climate change and (ii) to evaluate critically these in relation to notion of Foucauldian governmentality or governmental rationality. His research will focus on the exploration of urban climate governance and how this has effectively worked at city level in developing countries, when prior institutional framework and regulations aren’t available.


2015: Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation (CMMF) Doctoral Scholarship

2014: The Norman Richardson Postgraduate Research Fund

2013: Open Society Foundations / Durham University Scholarship Program 2013 - 2014

Professional courses, trainings and seminars

November 2012: Training Workshop on Urban Spatial Planning in Response to Climate Change in Asia, organised by National Taipei University (NTPU), Taiwan

July 2012: A Short Course on Urban Adaptation to Climate Change, organised by International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Dhaka, Bangladesh

September 2011: The International Training Course on Climate Change and Climate Risk Management in a Changing Urban Environment, organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Bangkok, Thailand

October 2010: IAP International Conference on Southeast Asia Metropolises and Urbanisation: Challenges and Tools in A Context of Climate Change, organised by Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP), Jakarta, Indonesia

September 2010: SEI-UNISDR Asia Regional Writeshop to Support Developing Country Publications on Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change, organised by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Bangkok, Thailand

August 2010: ITB-UNCRD Senior Policy Seminar on Climate Change and Poverty in Asia - Pacific, organised Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Bandung, Indonesia